Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), or visiting devices are defined as any device such as a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, that a meeting attendee brings with them to present, share, or participate in meetings.
Most of today’s visiting devices have built-in wireless sharing capabilities. AirPlay is included in Apple devices, Windows 10 laptops come equipped with Miracast, Android devices support Google Cast, and in some cases support Miracast (sometimes under another name, such as Smart View by Samsung). It’s not likely that a device will enter a meeting space that doesn’t have some form of wireless sharing capability. To support these devices, the meeting space requires Wi-Fi that is configured for visiting devices, a reliable host (in-room) device to accept content, and a range of sharing capabilities and applications to support various device types.
- Wi-Fi Configured for Visiting Devices – Typically this includes a corporate wireless network for staff in addition to a separate guest network for visitors.
- Reliable Host (in-room) Device Connected to Corporate and Guest Networks – An in-room host device or smart display that is available to visiting devices on both the guest and corporate networks requires configuration of network access points to ensure the host device is available on both networks. It is also important to name the device so that it can be easily identified by a visiting device user. AMX by HARMAN offers two host solutions that facilitate wireless presentation in meeting rooms – AMX Acendo Core (ACR-5100), and AMX Enzo (NMX-MM-1000).
- Sharing Capabilities and Applications to Support Various Device Types – A successful screen sharing solution will include support for various OS platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Chrome. Some solutions support native wireless, using technologies such as AirPlay, Google Cast and Miracast, while others require a helper app such as MirrorOp.
Wireless Sharing with Acendo Core
Wireless Sharing with Enzo
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